2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Classic 4WD Extended Cab
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This full size, V8, half-ton truck cut a fine figure with its shiny two-tone black and silver paint, and chrome trim that accompanied the Silverado special edition package. Also optional on this truck was the Z71 off-road suspension package that included uprated shocks, stabilizer bars, skid plates and high-capacity air cleaner. The latter surely helped with the off-road portion of the Truck King Challenge, but the Silverado has good ground clearance and strong response from its 285 hp/295 lb-ft of torque form its Vortec V8 engine. Those fancy tubular side steps can bang against the occasional rock or stump, however. On the road, the Silverado suspension is firm, likely exacerbated by the off-road tires fitted to this example. Steering and braking is predictable and the truck felt stable at all times. Accommodations are comfortable and the rear seats flip up for added cargo space in the extended cab. Creature comforts like climate control and auto-dimming rear view mirror were fitted to this model.

Technical Data: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS Classic 4WD Extended Cab standard box

Base price $37,140
Options $5,805 (Front high back reclining buckert seats – $1,280; dual zone electronic climate control – $295; dual power fold-away heated power mirrors – $350; smoker’s package – $35; P265/70R17 on/off-road tires – $145; see gmcanada.com for more details)
Freight $1,250
A/C tax $100
Price as tested $44,295
Engine 4.8L V-8
Horsepower 285 @ 5200 rpm
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Axle ratio 3.73
Transfer case Autotrac Active 4WD transfer case
Tires P265/70R17 on/off-road
Curb weight 2290 kg (5050 lbs)
GVWR 3039 mm (6700 lbs)
Payload capacity 748 kg (1650 lbs)
Max. trailer weight N/A
Wheelbase 3645 mm (143.5 in)
Length 5776 mm (227.4 in.)
Width 1994 mm (78.5 in.)
Height 1877 mm (73.9 in.)
Box length 1999 mm (78.7 in.)
Box width between wheel housings 1270 mm (50 in.)
Rear load height 856 mm (33.7 in.)
Minimum ground clearance 221 mm (8.7 in.)
Fuel consumption City: 15.4 L/100 km (18 mpg Imperial)
  Hwy: 11.5 L/100 km (25 mpg Imperial)
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/160,000 km
Assembly location Oshawa, Ontario; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Pontiac, Michigan

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